- Ellen Opoku-Gyimah, Ghanaian lady, has been called to the Ghana Bar after completing Methodist Girls High School nine years ago
- She briefly recounted her journey from senior high school to making it to the legal field in a LinkedIn post
- YEN.com.gh contacted one of the new lawyers, Kojo Telfer, who shared encouraging words for himself and his colleagues
Nine years after completing Methodist Girls High School in Manfe-Akuapem, Ghanaian Ellen Opoku-Gyimah has been accepted to the Ghana Bar.
Opoku-Gyimah, who enrolled at the Ghana School of Law with several others, was formally admitted into the legal profession with more than 1,000 others on Friday, October 20.
"On October 20, 2014, a little girl carried her suitcase and entered Methodist Girls' High School, Manfe-Akuapem, hoping to make something out of herself.
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"Fast forward exactly nine years later, on October 20 2023, this little girl is officially called to the Ghana Bar as a qualified Lawyer. And the grace of God was, and still is, sufficient unto her," she said.
Opoku-Gyimah credited God for the achievement and those who supported her on the journey.
YEN.com.gh reached out to one of the new lawyers, Kojo Telfer, who shared kind words to celebrate himself and his colleagues.
"To my esteemed colleagues, as we step into the realm of law, we are walking a path paved by legends, such as John Mensah Sarbah, a distinguished Mfantsipim old boy. Let us always remember our duty to be more than just gatekeepers. We should be change-makers, upholding the visions of those before us.
"A heartfelt thanks to my boss and Clement Kojo Akapame, who have been instrumental in my achievements, and to My Lord, Ackaah-Boafo, for his unwavering support and mentorship during my time at the law school. To all of us, let's carry the torch of justice and change high and proud,'' he told YEN.com.gh.
Ghanaians praise her for her achievement
While some people wished her well in her next endeavour, others congratulated Opoku-Gyimah.
Kay Shepardson stated:
Way to go, Ellen!
Bridget Appiah commented:
Congratulations, Ellen Opoku-Gyimah.
Yaa Video indicated:
I wish you well. Congratulation.
Kweku Agyepong said:
You remember the date you entered Methodist Girls? Wow . I don't even remember my birthday at times. Congrats Ellen. The sky is not even the limit.
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Previously, YEN.com.gh reported that Ghanaian lawyer Sandra Esi Amamoo emerged as the best student in Conveyancing and Drafting during the 60th Ghana School of Law induction.
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In online photos seen by YEN.com.gh, Amamoo Esq rocked her induction gown and wig for the occasion. Her look did not include accessories.
Boys who wrote WASSCE exams in the same SHS become doctors
Separately, YEN.com.gh reported that two friends who wrote their West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) together in Ghana have become medical doctors.
The duo attended and studied the same course in a Ghanaian senior high school, where they wrote the West African Examinations Council's (WAEC) WASSCE before heading to the same university.
X user, formerly Twitter FestusLivingst1, disclosed that they both attended the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
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